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County Board OKs updated tobacco policy

Vaping in Washington County buildings is officially a thing of the past.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a revised county tobacco use policy during the April 14 meeting. 

In conformance with Minnesota’s Clean Indoor Air Act, the policy now prohibits use of electronic cigarettes in all of the county’s facilities. 

The policy also prohibits Washington County employees, contractors and the general public from using all tobacco products, except in designated locations, on all of the county-owned property. 

That property includes both county buildings and county-owned vehicles.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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